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will taking a tylenol 3 (acetaminophen and codeine) before getting a migraine help with the pain?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: As george bush would say, a preemptive strike can be a good thing. If you feel a migraine coming on, taking an analgesic isn't a bad idea although you might want to try something less toxic than codeine. Also there are migraine specific drugs (maxalt (rizatriptan) is an example of one) that are highly effective if you take them at the first hint of an incipient migraine. Good luck!
Answered on Sep 22, 2013
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